IRCC visa backlog is sector’s big supply chain challenge

As of February 1, 2022, the agency had received 112,185 study permit applications and 26,479 study permit extension applications. Canada’s total visa backlog stands at around 1.8 million immigration applications, of which 848,598 are temporary residency applications,...

IRCC says visa applications “assessed equally”

Responding to queries from The PIE News, a spokesperson said that visa applications are “considered on a case-by-case basis”, and that decisions are “made by highly-trained officers who carefully and systematically assess each application” against the criteria set out...

visa rebates and work limits lifted

The governments hopes the visa measures will provide an incentive for fully vaccinated international students to return to Australia “as soon as possible”, as well as helping address current workforce shortages. Revealing the measures, prime minister Scott Morrison...

visa processing creating uncertainty among tertiary institutions

Universities and colleges are worried that the border opening to foreign nationals in April will have little effect on international student mobility due to the visas being on processing hold until August. “They need this confirmation now if they are going to be able...